Shoreline & Gateway East District Projects UpdateMarch 18, 2020
News Update on CCDC Projects in the Shoreline URD
Shoreline District – Downtown Boise Streetscape Standards Update
CCDC, in collaboration with the City, is preparing to update the Downtown Boise Streetscape Standards Manual. These standards provide guidance to private development and Agency’s Capital Improvement Plan projects for streetscape improvements in the public rights-of-way within the downtown Urban Renewal Districts. The standards currently in effect were adopted by the City in 2015 and do not include the Shoreline District project area. This update will incorporate the Shoreline District project area as well as the innovative stormwater management strategies outlined in the City’s Lusk Street Neighborhood Master Plan and River Street Neighborhood Master Plan. The update will be reviewed by neighborhood stakeholders, the City, and ACHD before being considered for formal approval. Once approved by the CCDC Board, the updated standards will be forwarded to the City Council and recommended for final approval and adoption into Blueprint Boise. This collaborative process will begin once Agency funds are allocated to the project to pay for the necessary consultant services.
News Update on CCDC Projects in the Gateway East URD
9025 S Federal Way – PP Type 2
9025 S. Federal Way is an 11,000 square foot mixed-use office and industrial project consisting of three office suites and two warehouse bays on a 1.4- acre lot located on the west side of Federal Way across from the Micron campus. The Board approved a Type 2 participation agreement for approximately $94,000 in eligible expenses on the $2.1 million project at its January 2020 meeting. The project is expected to be complete by spring 2020.
9605 S Eisenman Road – Boise Gateway 1 – PP Type 2
Boise Gateway 1 is a 168,000 square foot industrial building project with related site improvements located at the southwest corner of Eisenman Road and Freight Street. This is the first project/phase of the 140-acre Boise Gateway Industrial Park, on land owned by the City of Boise and ground leased to the Boyer Company for development. Upon completion in mid-2020, the majority of the building will be leased by Verde Fulfillment, a third party logistics and e-retailer fulfillment center with clients around the world. Total project value is estimated to be just under $13 million, with an estimated $425,000 in eligible expenses. The project was designated for Type 2 assistance at the November 2019 Board meeting. The final agreement is expected to be on the Board’s April 2020 meeting agenda after the developer has resolved details of public telecommunications improvement.
Gowen Road – ACHD Cost Share – PP Type 4
ACHD will replace the Gowen Road bridge over the railroad right-of-way including widening the bridge to accommodate bike lanes and sidewalks. The Agency is working with the City and ACHD on a cost share/participation agreement to install fiber optic conduit and accommodate a future pathway under the bridge consistent with the Gateway East Plan. ACHD and the Agency executed the pathway cost share/participation agreement in May 2019. The total of both cost share agreements is estimated to be approximately $300,000; per the engineer’s estimate based on the 95% plans. ACHD has advanced construction from 2022 to 2021 and the Agency is working with ACHD on an acceptable reimbursement schedule that reflects the new timeline in an updated cost share agreement.
Gateway East Transportation Study
The Agency has contracted with engineering firm HDR to perform a transportation study of the Gateway East District. The project team includes representatives from the Agency, City and ACHD. The study will determine the necessary number of lanes on major roads and optimal secondary access points and recommended traffic control to inform the ACHD Master Street Map and other public agency planning activities. The study is expected to be complete in early 2020.